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Herman Melville (1819–1891)

Autor/a de Moby Dick

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young mostra'n més Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books set in the South Seas. Both were popular successes, particularly Typee, which included a stay among cannibals and a romance with a South Sea maiden. During the next several years, Melville published three more romances that drew upon his experiences at sea: Redburn (1849) and White-Jacket (1850), both fairly realistic accounts of the sailor's life and depicting the loss of innocence of central characters; and Mardi (1849), which, like the other two books, began as a romance of adventure but turned into an allegorical critique of contemporary American civilization. Moby Dick (1851) also began as an adventure story, based on Melville's experiences aboard the whaling ship. However, in the writing of it inspired in part by conversations with his friend and neighbor Hawthorne and partly by his own irrepressible imagination and reading of Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists Melville turned the book into something so strange that, when it appeared in print, many of his readers and critics were dumbfounded, even outraged. By the mid-1850s, Melville's literary reputation was all but destroyed, and he was obliged to live the rest of his life taking whatever jobs he could find and borrowing money from relatives, who fortunately were always in a position to help him. He continued to write, however, and published some marvelous short fiction pieces Benito Cereno" (1855) and "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853) are the best. He also published several volumes of poetry, the most important of which was Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866), poems of occasionally great power that were written in response to the moral challenge of the Civil War. His posthumously published work, Billy Budd (1924), on which he worked up until the time of his death, became Melville's last significant literary work, a brilliant short novel that movingly describes a young sailor's imprisonment and death. Melville's reputation, however, rests most solidly on his great epic romance, Moby Dick. It is a difficult as well as a brilliant book, and many critics have offered interpretations of its complicated ambiguous symbolism. Darrel Abel briefly summed up Moby Dick as "the story of an attempt to search the unsearchable ways of God," although the book has historical, political, and moral implications as well. Melville died at his home in New York City early on the morning of September 28, 1891, at age 72. The doctor listed "cardiac dilation" on the death certificate. He was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York, along with his wife, Elizabeth Shaw Melville. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Etching of Joseph O. Eaton's portrait of Herman Melville Published c. 1944, painting created before 1891

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Obres de Herman Melville

Moby Dick (1851) 35,191 exemplars
Billy Budd, el mariner (1924) 2,589 exemplars
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846) 2,154 exemplars
Billy Budd and Other Stories (1924) 1,991 exemplars
Moby-Dick [Norton Critical Edition] (1851) 1,231 exemplars
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857) 1,202 exemplars
Billy Budd and Other Tales (1961) 949 exemplars
Bartleby / Benito Cereno (1853) 936 exemplars
Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (1852) 744 exemplars
Benito Cereno (1855) 676 exemplars
Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi (1982) 622 exemplars
White-Jacket (1850) 613 exemplars
Graphic Classics: Moby Dick (2002) 542 exemplars
Omoo (1847) 497 exemplars
Four Great American Classics (1969) 323 exemplars
Billy Budd / Benito Cereno (1855) — Autor — 265 exemplars
The Complete Shorter Fiction (1997) 241 exemplars
Mardi and a voyage thither (1849) 233 exemplars
Selected Tales and Poems (1950) 221 exemplars
The Piazza Tales (1856) 199 exemplars
Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales (1961) 181 exemplars
The Shorter Novels of Herman Melville (1928) — Autor — 167 exemplars
The Portable Melville (1952) 153 exemplars
Tales, Poems, and Other Writings (2001) 144 exemplars
The Maldive Shark (1600) 142 exemplars
Moby-Dick or, The Whale (2006) 141 exemplars
Four Short Novels (1959) 141 exemplars
Moby Dick, Volume 2 (1851) 119 exemplars
The Enchanted Isles (1854) 109 exemplars
Billy Budd & Typee (1958) 98 exemplars
Moby Dick, Volume 1 (1851) 97 exemplars
Moby Dick, Billy Budd (1984) 76 exemplars
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Moby Dick (1998) 62 exemplars
Moby Dick (Graphic Novel) (2014) — Source Author — 61 exemplars
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Works of Herman Melville (1987) 51 exemplars
I And My Chimney (1984) 49 exemplars
Moby Dick (Graphic Classics) (2008) 47 exemplars
Billy Budd and The Encantadas (1966) 40 exemplars
Best of Herman Melville (1984) 40 exemplars
Moby Dick [Penguin Readers] (2006) 40 exemplars
On the Slain Collegians (1971) 27 exemplars
John Marr and Other Poems (1888) 26 exemplars
Billy Budd [Macmillan Readers] (1999) 25 exemplars
Classics Illustrated: Moby Dick (1851) 25 exemplars
Cuentos completos (1900) 24 exemplars
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Moby Dick (Now Age Books) (1973) 18 exemplars
Three American Poets (2003) 17 exemplars
Three Stories (1967) 16 exemplars
The Lightning-Rod Man (1982) 16 exemplars
Short Stories (1996) 13 exemplars
Selected poems (1995) 12 exemplars
Herman Melville: voyages (1970) 12 exemplars
Moby Dick [adapted - Saddleback Illustrated Classics] (1999) — Original Author — 11 exemplars
Opere scelte vol. 1 (1990) 11 exemplars
The Piazza [short story] (2009) 11 exemplars
Billy Budd, marin / Daniel Orme (1980) 10 exemplars
Journal Up the Straits (1935) 8 exemplars
Bartleby, el escribiente (2007) 8 exemplars
Moby Dick (1984) 8 exemplars
Opere scelte vol. 2 (1990) 8 exemplars
The Bell-Tower (2019) 7 exemplars
Le Paradis des célibataires (2002) 6 exemplars
Diario italiano (2011) 6 exemplars
Poems of Herman Melville (1976) 6 exemplars
Viajar (2011) 6 exemplars
Redburn, Vareuse-Blanche : Oeuvres, II (2004) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Hawthorne and His Mosses (2014) 6 exemplars
Bartleby, le scribe (1853) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Poesie di guerra e di mare (1995) 5 exemplars
Herman Melville Collection (2008) 4 exemplars
MOBY DICK (2004) 4 exemplars
Romance of Herman Melville (1931) 4 exemplars
El estafador y sus disfraces (1980) 4 exemplars
Melville : Œuvres (Tome 4)  (2010) 4 exemplars
Œuvres, tome 1 (1997) 4 exemplars
Typee & Omoo (2014) 4 exemplars
Obras Completas I (2005) 4 exemplars
Moby Dick (Spanish Edition) (2014) 4 exemplars
Chowder (American Roots) (2014) 3 exemplars
L'intégrale des nouvelles (2021) 3 exemplars
Moby Dick (1987) 3 exemplars
Typee / Omoo / Weißjacke (1991) 3 exemplars
Moby Dick (2000) 3 exemplars
Billy Budd and Other Tales (1970) 3 exemplars
The Fiddler (2013) 3 exemplars
Putnam's monthly 3 exemplars
Racconti (1853) 3 exemplars
Moby Dick: CD ROM (2008) 3 exemplars
Preferiría no hacerlo (2009) 3 exemplars
Timoléon (French Edition) (1970) 3 exemplars
Moby Dick (abridged) (1969) 3 exemplars
Moby Dick (1991) 3 exemplars
Pierre ya da Belirsizlikler (2006) 3 exemplars
Moby Dick 2 exemplars
L'impostore: una mascherata (1998) 2 exemplars
Veranda Oykuleri (2014) 2 exemplars
Nowele i opowiadania (2020) 2 exemplars
Meistererzählungen (detebe) (2011) 2 exemplars
Cuentos de la Veranda (1997) 2 exemplars
Moby Dick. Oscar Junior (2019) 2 exemplars
Five tales (2000) 2 exemplars
Vareuse-Blanche (2020) 2 exemplars
Moby Dick 2 exemplars
Moby Dick = Moby Dick (2018) 2 exemplars
Short Fiction 2 exemplars
Moby Dick - Texte abrégé (2014) 2 exemplars
Modydick 2 exemplars
Obras completas . III (2005) 2 exemplars
Moby Dick Libro secondo (1993) 2 exemplars
La veranda (2016) 2 exemplars
El jugador 2 exemplars
John Marr (1922) 2 exemplars
JAQUETA BRANCA (2017) 2 exemplars
The Herman Melville Collection (2016) 2 exemplars
Moby Dick (1992) 2 exemplars
Moby Dick (1980) 2 exemplars
The Piazza Tales (2001) 2 exemplars
První plavba (1849) 2 exemplars
Emoji Dick; Or, 🐳 (2010) 2 exemplars
Pezzi di mare: poesie (2011) 1 exemplars
Il violinista (2012) 1 exemplars
Bartleby, el passant (1988) 1 exemplars
MOBY DICK 2 1 exemplars
Art 1 exemplars
“The Martyr” 1 exemplars
Raj ľudožrútov 1 exemplars
PACHUCHE BET 1 exemplars
MOBY DICK 1 1 exemplars
Moby Dick'1 1 exemplars
El timador (1976) 1 exemplars
Poésies (2022) 1 exemplars
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1387) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick 1 exemplars
Ca Voi Trang 1 exemplars
Moby Dick (2 Vols) (1929) 1 exemplars
MOby Dick, dio 2 (2004) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick, dio 1 (2004) 1 exemplars
(all) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick Filet (2015) 1 exemplars
Contos 1 exemplars
Covek od poverenja 1 exemplars
Annales 1 exemplars
Billy Budd, Sailor (Annotated) (2016) 1 exemplars
TYPPE 1 exemplars
Oszust 1 exemplars
Moby Dick Vol.2 1 exemplars
Čovek od poverenja 1 exemplars
Les encantades (2022) 1 exemplars
Jimmy Rose 1 exemplars
Cetologia 1 exemplars
Izrael Potter 1 exemplars
Profili di donne 1 exemplars
The 'Gees 1 exemplars
Melville: Six Short Novels (1975) 1 exemplars
Bartleby, el escribiente (2019) 1 exemplars
Billy Budd #T510 1 exemplars
Moby Dick 35/22N 1 exemplars
Benito Centeno 1 exemplars
Paraiso de canibais 1 exemplars
Moby Dick [Audible] 1 exemplars
Poèmes divers: (1876-1891) (1991) 1 exemplars
Erzählungen. 1 exemplars
Le Campanile 1 exemplars
Typee & The Story of Toby (2012) 1 exemplars
The Tragedy of Mind (1945) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick (Picture Books) (1997) 1 exemplars
Works 16 vols 1 exemplars
Shorter Novels 1 exemplars
Complete Stories 1 exemplars
Four novels 1 exemplars
Short novels 1 exemplars
"Shiloh" 1 exemplars
Opere scelte (1991) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick (Abridged) (1962) 1 exemplars
Classic Comics: Moby Dick (1991) 1 exemplars
A bord (2004) 1 exemplars
Modern Masquerade 1 exemplars
Timoleon etc. (1891) 1 exemplars
Bartleby (film) 1 exemplars
Raj ľudožrútov 1 exemplars
Pierre o delle ambiguità (2015) 1 exemplars
Oszust (2019) 1 exemplars
Recontar - Moby Dick (2009) 1 exemplars
Bartleby up Platt (2017) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick vagy (2012) 1 exemplars
Maldive Shark 1 exemplars
Fives Tales 1 exemplars
Toplu Öyküler (2019) 1 exemplars
Cojocelul alb 1 exemplars
Obras completas (2005) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick (1991) 1 exemplars
Moby Dick - vol. 26 1 exemplars
Má první plavba 1 exemplars
Derniers poèmes (2010) 1 exemplars
Obras 1 exemplars
Moby Dick, 2 tomos (1989) 1 exemplars
GK - Moby Dick (2015) 1 exemplars
Hôtel de la baleine (2015) 1 exemplars
Redburn Illustrated (2020) 1 exemplars
Ne Denizsiz Ne Tütünsüz (2014) 1 exemplars
Uncollected Poems 1 exemplars
Timoleon and Other Ventures (2015) 1 exemplars
Four Complete American Novels (1960) 1 exemplars
El embaucador 1 exemplars
Moby-Dick, etc 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Melville, Herman
Nom oficial
Melville, Herman
Altres noms
Melvill, Herman [birth name/original spelling]
Data de naixement
1819-08-01
Data de defunció
1891-09-28
Lloc d'enterrament
Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx County, New York, USA
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Causa de la mort
cardiovascular disease
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA [1819-1830]
Albany, New York, USA [1830-1838]
Troy, New York, USA [1838]
merchantman St. Lawrence [1839]
whaling ship Acushnet [1841]
whaling ship Charles & Henry (mostra-les totes 7)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Educació
New York Male School (1825)
Columbia Grammar School (1829-1830)
Albany Classical School (1835)
Albany Academy (1830-1831)
Albany Academy (1836-1837)
Lansingburgh Acadamy (1838)
Professions
bank clerk (1832-1834)
sailor
harpooner, whaleship Charles & Henry
farm hand (1834-1835)
novelist
Customs inspector, New York, New York, USA (mostra-les totes 10)
clerk (1832-1834)
bookkeeper (1935-1937)
teacher (1837)
teacher (1839-1840)
Relacions
Metcalf, Paul (great-grandson)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (friend)
Dana, Richard Henry (friend)
Biografia breu
Herman Melville, American author, was born in New York City on the 1st of August 1819. He shipped as a cabin-boy at the age of eighteen, thus being enabled to make his first visit to England, and at twenty-two sailed for a long whaling cruise in the Pacific. After a year and a half he deserted his ship at the Marquesas Islands, on account of the cruelty of the captain; was captured by cannibals on the island of Nukahiva, and detained, without hardship, four months; was rescued by the crew of an Australian vessel, which he joined, and two years later reached New York. Thereafter, with the exception of a passenger voyage around the world in 1860, Melville remained in the United States, devoting himself to literature -- though for a considerable period (1866-1885) he held a post in the New York custom-house -- and being perhaps Hawthorne's most intimate friend among the literary men of America. His writings were numerous, but judged of varying merit by his contemporaries; his verse, patriotic and other was forgotten; and his works of fiction and of travel were deemed of irregular execution. Nevertheless, few authors have been enabled so freely to introduce romantic personal experiences into their books. He portrayed seafaring life and character with vigour and originality, and from a personal knowledge equal to that of Cooper, Marryat or Clark Russell. But these records of adventure were followed by other tales that his contemporaries found so turgid, eccentric, opinionative, and loosely written as to seem the work of another author. He died a failed author in New York on the 28th of September 1891. The 20th century's collective reassessment of his work is much more favorable, and he is now classed among the greatest American writers.

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Ressenyes

L'he llegit perquè és un clàssic i volia tenir la meva pròpia opinió,però se m'ha fet feixuc i no he gaudit de l'experiència.Terminologia específica de navegació i marineria. Tractat científic sobre Cetacis, això el fa un pèl pesat, tot i que és curiós perquè és un animal molt allunyat de la nostra cultura. El vaixell Pequod és tot un univers navegant pels oceans, en ell hi trobem un exemple dels diferents personatges que hi viatgen,cadascun amb la seva vida i els seus problemes conformen la societat del vaixell balener, allunyat de tot arreu i de tothom. Les relacions entre els navegants són molt estratificades. Els
personatges estan ben descrits, moments interessants quan ens explica la relació entre el narrador Ismael i el company Queequeck. L'obsessió del capità Ahab per perseguir la balena és coneguda de tothom, però curiosament ocupa un espai ben reduït dins les sis-centes planes de la novel.la i Moby Dick no apareix fins la plana 575. El final és com calia esperar, de tota la tripulació només en resta un supervivent, ell serà qui ens expliqui com una idea obssessiva pot acabar amb un desastre total.
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Nuriagarciaturu | Hi ha 538 ressenyes més | Dec 10, 2019 |
Un advocat contrata un escribent molt especial
 
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Martapagessala | Hi ha 95 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2019 |
Breu, original. Un clàssic. Preferiria no dir-ne res.
 
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bugaderes39 | Hi ha 95 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2015 |
Una gran obra, plena de soliloquis esglaiadors i alègories precioses. A cops un pèl pesat quan toca capítol divulgatiu del món balener. La traducció és increible i plena de paraules oblidades; urc, manefla, amollar, maldar, acarmullar...
 
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jmbadia | Hi ha 538 ressenyes més | Sep 5, 2013 |

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